Penny Arcade, grrr…
Ok, granted, it’s not like we’re bestest of buddies or anything but over the years we’ve exchanged quite a few emails. When one of the guys had a obsession with old, 1900’s, print ads I scanned a dozen or more out of an old ‘Popular Science Monthly’ for him (several can be seen in the ‘Scans’ section of my page, linked to at the right). We’re fans of an old CosPlay model who’s gone over to cheesecake and tease photography. We’ve communicated. So when I got myself a PlayStation 2 I thought, who to ask about what games they thought someone with my physical limitations could play I thought of them, first and foremost. They’re the video game gurus. They’ve got their own video game convention for God’s sake and they sponsor a charity to obtain games and gaming hardware for children’s hospitals. So I sent a short, suscinct, email to Tycho and CC’d it to Gabe simply asking “What games do you think I could play?” I don’t have a lot of money to spend on games and as I’ve already discovered even some kid’s games are unplayable for me.
Dead freaking silence. Not a word. Not even a “Sorry we’re too busy to respond to everyone.” form letter. Nothing. Nada. Zip. It’s not like they don’t read their email. Friday’s post to their site shows they most certainly do read and react to their email.
It wasn’t like I was asking them to send me anything. Hell I’m sure they could reel off a list of games for me in a matter of a couple minutes. I guess I’m just not worthy. Either that or they won’t get their names in the paper and on the TV for helping just one guy out so it’s not worth their effort… Ah well. Gabe, Tycho, I think less of you now. Not that you care.